At the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains in northwest India, a broad swath of fertile terrain is created where the rivers and streams of the region spill out of the mountains. In this modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on October 21, 2003, numerous agricultural fires have been detected by the sensor and are marked with red dots. At image left is Pakistan and the broad, northern part of the Indus River Valley.
The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS' maximum spatial resolution of rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2003294-1021/India.A2003294.0820.250m.jpg 250 meters.
Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC